Kumta: The early evening hours of Kumta turned horrific, as the speedy tempo plying on national highway went on colliding with the bike in which a women selling fish across the roadside got crashed up with the tempo, resulting in her instant death. The incident took place on NH66 near Dhareshwar Karnataka bank, about 5km away from city.
The deceased women has been identified as Parameshwari Harikanta (58). The other seriously injured victims are identified as Omi Durgekar (50), Savitri Ambiga (38), Girish Hegde and Umesh Rai have been shifted to Kumta govt hospital.
Sources say, the incident took place when a speedy tempo plying on the national highway, initially collided the bike and later after loosing the balance over it, went on colliding the women sitting roadside selling fishes, causing her instant death and a serious disaster took place. The bike rider, Umesh Rai sustained multiple injuries to his body and have been rushed to Manipal hospitals after giving initial treatments at Kumta Govt hospital. The bike belonged to IRB construction company and the tempo is a regular plying vehicle from Honnavar to Kumta.
As the information was received, the police personnel rushed to the spot and conducted the necessary investigations. The traffic breakdown was also observed for a while due to the disaster.
In this regard, a case has been registered in Kumta police station limits and further investigations are on.